Looking for a Kombucha - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 13 Old 10-02-2004, 08:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mountain Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Here
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey,
Anyone have a Kombucha to sell me? I am going to purchase one, and thought I would rather buy from someone here than elsewhere? Private Message me if you do.
Thanks.
Mountain Chick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 13 Old 10-03-2004, 10:36 PM
Banned
 
Marlena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is a kombuchka? I've heard of kobachka squashes, but that's about as close as it gets!
Marlena is offline  
#3 of 13 Old 10-06-2004, 03:19 PM
 
yitlan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NM
Posts: 1,988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll have one in about a week and a half. I don't want to sell it because I just hate throwing them away. I would be willing to just have you pay for shipping it. Let me know if you can wait that long.

Zia+Lane+Sonora=Mi Vida Loca! :
yitlan is offline  
#4 of 13 Old 10-08-2004, 11:45 AM
 
Parthenia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Western Mass
Posts: 1,703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would! I can wait, too! Where are you getting it from?
I just ordered some kefir grains, too. We're going to be one happy fermented family, and very cultured.
Parthenia is offline  
#5 of 13 Old 10-10-2004, 04:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mountain Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Here
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yitlan,
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am willing to wait. I Private Messaged you my address.
Oh, did I mention...Thank you!
Mountain Chick is offline  
#6 of 13 Old 10-10-2004, 08:06 PM
 
xenabyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,032
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just brewed up a batch and have my first 'free' one..the others went to happy homes. So folks can PM me too for one.
xenabyte is offline  
#7 of 13 Old 10-11-2004, 01:43 PM
 
yitlan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NM
Posts: 1,988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll send mine to Mountain Chick, so maybe Heather can get hers to Parthenia?

Zia+Lane+Sonora=Mi Vida Loca! :
yitlan is offline  
#8 of 13 Old 10-11-2004, 03:08 PM
 
xenabyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,032
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Parthenia,

PM me your mailing address. If you still need a Scoby (Kombucha). I just found a home for my spare this morning, but will have one next Sunday, and would love to ship it next Monday (Oct. 18th), via Priority mail, so you should get it fast.

xenabyte is offline  
#9 of 13 Old 10-11-2004, 03:45 PM
 
xenabyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,032
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlena
What is a kombuchka? I've heard of kobachka squashes, but that's about as close as it gets!
Marlena, Here is some info on Kombucha:

Kombucha Culture (SCOBY) Info

The Kombucha Culture, sometimes mistakenly referred to as a mushroom, is a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeasts (the friendly type) and is sometimes called a SCOBY. Kombucha is a popular health promoting beverage and natural folk remedy. The Kombucha culture looks like a white rubbery pancake. The culture is placed in sugar sweetened black or green tea and allowed to ferment for about 7-10 days and turns the tea into a sea of health giving acids and nutrients. The Kombucha culture feeds on the sugar and, in exchange, produces other valuable substances which change into the drink: glucuronic acid, glucon acid, lactic acid, vitamins, amino acids, antibiotic substances, and other products. The Kombucha culture is, therefore, a real tiny biochemical factory.

Numerous improvements have been noted in overall health, including: increased energy, sharper eyesight, better skin condition, and improved ‘eliminations’ to name a few. (The list is really long and somewhat anecdotal, but personal experience is the best gauge for how it makes you feel).

The daily use of controlled amounts of Kombucha Tea, along with improved diet (particularly increased water intake), can help to deal with a variety of ailments, and/or help to maintain good health. Kombucha is a valuable supplement to health care, however, is not a substitute or replacement for established or required professional medical care. It is recommend that individuals stay open to input, use methods that work for you, and avoid extremist positions regarding your health care.

Numerous doctors and scientists have concerned themselves with the effects of the Kombucha-beverage as a home remedy. Many scientific works are at hand concerning Kombucha. They speak of its therapeutic effectiveness as based on glucon-acid, glucuron-acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, as well as the life-supporting vitamins C and the B-group. As has been proven especially by Russian researchers, many of its components have antibiotic and detoxifying characteristics, and they play a decisive role for the biochemical processes in the body.

In contrast to many pharmacological preparations with unpleasant side effects, the active substances of the Kombucha address themselves to the whole body system; through its friendly metabolistic properties, it can reestablish a normal condition in the cellular membranes without any side-effects and thus promote one's well-being.

Regardless of what you may read or hear, if you are making your own Kombucha Tea, it is strongly recommend that you:

Use of stainless steel or glass pots (for brewing the tea),
A large, wide mouth glass jar (for fermenting),
Wooden or plastic utensils for handling the Kombucha or Culture.


You must avoid contact with metal containers/objects, in regards to care/storage of fermented tea and the cultures themselves.

You should also be careful regarding the amount of Kombucha Tea you use initially. As a rule, most people should limit intake to:

[A maximum of 2 oz., 2X daily (4 oz. total) to start]

Excessive use (especially if you have not been consuming many fermented foods/drinks) might cause some physical discomfort until your body adjusts.

Kombucha reproduces itself, and if properly maintained, you could have/make a lifetime supply from a single Kombucha Culture.

Here is a great website for more info: http://www.kombu.de/english.htm
xenabyte is offline  
#10 of 13 Old 10-11-2004, 11:15 PM
Banned
 
Marlena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,626
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the info!!
Marlena is offline  
#11 of 13 Old 10-12-2004, 03:32 PM
 
Lexymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I, too, would like to buy a Kombucha. Does anyone have one to sell me?
Lexymama is offline  
#12 of 13 Old 10-12-2004, 03:55 PM
 
hnybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: southern california
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow that sounds like good stuff! i gonna try some now. why haven't i heard of this stuff before???
hnybee is offline  
#13 of 13 Old 10-12-2004, 07:58 PM
 
Lexymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay I changed my mind. I just remembered how much hassle it is to make (at least for me). I don't like having to keep all the stuff around and I have a really small kitchen. Great to remember it, though.
Lexymama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off